Advent Sermon Ideas 2013

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Messages to inspire your Advent preaching, be sure to check out our bin of Advent Studies for 2013.

  1. Keeping Christ in Christmas, Or Not

    Blog Keeping Christ in Christmas, Or Not

    …“Look! I bring good news to you—wonderful, joyous news for all people. Your savior is born today in David’s city. He is Christ the Lord.”…

  2. Advent Series: Hope Is on the Way

    Articles Advent Series: Hope Is on the Way

    This seven-week series for the beginning of Advent through Epiphany Sunday is based on the Gospel readings from Year A of the Revised Common Lectionary, and emphasizes themes …

  3. It's a Wonderful Life (Sermon Series with Drama)

    Articles It's a Wonderful Life (Sermon Series with Drama)

    This five part series for Advent uses the classic holiday film, "It's a Wonderful Life," as a creative vehicle to preach the lessons of Advent. The approach was especially…

  4. Sermon Series: Gifts

    Articles Sermon Series: Gifts

    2 Week Series Week 1: Where Do Gifts Come From? Deuteronomy 26:1-19 One Christmas, shortly after my mother-in-law had passed away, a new dish appeared on our dining room table. …

  5. Tried and Tested Christmas Series Ideas

    Articles Tried and Tested Christmas Series Ideas

    It's fun to brainstorm and plan your own sermon series, but there's no shame in borrowing or being inspired by what other churches have done. Here are a few sermon series that…

  6. Sermon Series: Watching for the Light

    Articles Sermon Series: Watching for the Light

    4 Week Series Week 1: Seeing That Everyone Is Fed Matthew 24:32-44 The Christian world has always been fascinated with the subject of the end times. When I was a young teen, my …

  7. Christmas is Not Your Birthday: Sermon Series

    Articles Christmas is Not Your Birthday: Sermon Series

    I stood before our congregation in the fall of 2004 and said, “I want you to have a slim Christmas this year . . . and whatever you spend on your family, bring an equal…

  8. Sermon Series: Holidays & Emotional Health

    Articles Sermon Series: Holidays & Emotional Health

    3 Week Series Week 1: Giving to Honor Luke 2:8-18 Only seven shopping days left ’til Christmas! Those words bring panic to some of us. How will everything get done? How…

  9. Keep Christ in Advent

    Articles Keep Christ in Advent

    “Wait,” you say; “Didn’t you mean ‘Keep Christ in Christmas?’” Well, no, I didn’t mean that. As we’ve all suspected and…

  10. Second Fiddle

    Articles Second Fiddle

    Luke 3:7-18 I read sometime ago that Leonard Bernstein, director of the Philharmonic Orchestra for many years, was once asked what was the hardest instrument in the orchestra to…

  11. The Time Has Come

    Articles The Time Has Come

    Luke 1:39-56 The birth of Jesus is, no doubt, the most joyous and celebrated of all holidays in our culture. Families get together, gifts are exchanged, and a good time is…

  12. The Christmas Story in First Person

    Articles The Christmas Story in First Person

    There is an old saying, “Christmas comes but once a year." For children, this is a phrase of disappointment, reminding them that the season of decorations, carols, sweets…

  13. Anticipating the Advent

    Articles Anticipating the Advent

    Luke 1:68-79 Anticipation. You may remember the old ketchup commercial where Carly Simon sings the song “Anticipation” while the ketchup slowly hangs in midair…